WHAT'S ON – BIG FREEZE 9
big freeze is back
Big Freeze at the 'G – Monday June 12.
The Big Freeze returns to the ‘G for 2023, as a new group of iconic Aussies take on Australia’s coldest ice bath for Big Freeze 9! Join us at the ‘G for the Big Freeze slide, a special performance from an Aussie music star, and the annual Big Freeze clash between Melbourne and Collingwood.
Don’t miss out on the fun as we paint the MCG blue with the new Big Freeze 9 Beanies, and raise much-needed funds for vital research to beat the Beast that is Motor Neurone Disease.
see you at the walk
Zurich Walk to the 'G
The Big Freeze is the biggest day on the FightMND calendar, and we’re excited to announce the iconic Zurich Walk to the ‘G proudly kicks off this year’s celebrations once again. The FightMND Army will march their way from Federation Square, along the river to Daniher’s Way, and right into the MCG.
Get down early to join us at Federation Square, where Demons fans will be hosting a sausage sizzle, kids’ entertainment, and live performances. Don’t forget to visit our incredible volunteers who will be out and about, selling Beanies and collecting donations.
- 11.00am – Activities kick off at Federation Square
- 12:30pm – Walk to the ‘G commences
game day info
Don't miss the iconic clash between Melbourne v Collingwood
Following all the thrills and spills of the Big Freeze 9 Slide, Melbourne and Collingwood take the field for the big clash. With the first bounce set for 3:20pm, experience all the excitement as two of the titans of the AFL meet in front of an expected record crowd.
The annual match marks a major moment in the AFL calendar, bringing footy fans of all teams together in the battle against MND, as we shine a light on this devastating disease whilst having a few laughs.
Keep an eye out for the FightMND team, who will be selling Beanies, collecting donations, and spreading awareness of the battle against the Beast. Get in quick to grab your very own limited edition Big Freeze 9 Beanie available via roaming sales and merch stalls outside the ‘G.
Light up for MND
National Illuminations 2023
Our National Illuminations return across the country for Big Freeze 9, lighting up Australia over the King’s Birthday long weekend. From June 9 -12, iconic landmarks and buildings across Australia will be lighting up in cornflower blue in commemoration of all of those who have been impacted by Motor Neurone Disease.
It is an important moment in the fight against MND, marking a time to show solidarity and support for all those who have been diagnosed, those currently fighting their battle against the Beast, and a moment to reflect and remember those we’ve lost.
Big Freeze goes interstate
Big Freeze 9 turns WA and Queensland blue!
From the north to the west, we’re turning Australia blue as we bring Big Freeze 9 to sunny Queensland and Western Australia!
The West Coast Eagles will be hosting their very own Big Freeze dunk tank between quarters as they take on Collingwood at Optus Stadium on Saturday June 3. Grab your Beanie, and do Perth proud by turning Optus Stadium blue and helping us Beat the Beast!
Cue the Queenslanders! Slip, slop, slap on a Beanie, and make your way to the Gabba on June 16th, as the Brisbane Lions take on the Sydney Swans.
FightMND and our incredible volunteers will be at Brisbane & Perth, spreading awareness, collecting donations and selling Beanies, so keep an eye out for us.
DETAILS FOR THE GAMES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
West Coast Eagles vs Collingwood Magpies
- Optus Stadium
- Gates open 12.30pm Saturday 3rd June
Brisbane Lions vs Sydney Swans
- The Gabba
- Gates 6:30pm, Friday 16th June
bring big freeze 9 to you
More ways to get involved
Looking for other ways to get involved in this year’s Big Freeze? There are plenty of volunteer opportunities in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia, and as always, we’d love to see your community events!
Host a DIY Big Freeze or join in on the Big Freeze Community Round on the 17-18th of June, sell Socks and Beanies in your community, get your sports club, workplace, friends and families involved, go all in, and help us turn Australia blue!